Book Worm


This game is great spelling game for upper elementary students. You must spell words out of the letters given. Your goal is to fill the library with words that you have spelled.
http://www.popcap.com/games/bookworm/online
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Browser Based

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Summary of Evaluation

Evaluation Instructions: Students use their student rubric (just click on the underlined word) as do educators. Once you determine the level of achievement of this game, select whether it is a Rock Star (2 points), OK (1 point), or not OK. These are used to calculate the Gamified Score that will be shared at the top. If you have anything to note about any aspect, include it in your review below. If you're an educator, you may help your students write the review. Just make sure you're not affiliated with a game according to our site guidelines.

Learning Game Evaluation Criteria
(Student Evaluation)
Student
Evaluation
Learning Game Evaluation Criteria
(Educator Evaluation)
Educator
Evaluation
Problem Solving
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Purpose

Player Freedom
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Narrative Context

Game Play
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Organization/ Problem Solving

Motivation
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Engagement Level

Real-World Connections
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Collaboration

Teamwork
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Scaffolding and mastery

Creativity
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Feedback



Utility


Educator Review(s)


Educator instructions:Write your review below. If possible include a link to your blog and Twitter handle. Include the date and the version number of the game (if possible.) If you used in this classroom, we'd appreciate you adding links to any resources you used or created under "Resources."



Student Review(s)


Student instructions: Please write your review below, include each of the 7 points we're using as well as any other factors that should be considered. Include the date and the version number of the game (if possible.) If one student writes the review, use your wiki userid.

This is a simple but fun game. It is a great spelling game. This would be great for middle school students. -chandlerc16 3/3/14


Resources


Resource instructions: Include helpful resources for getting started with this game including download links and help files. If you have any lesson plans or other materials to help others teach with this game, please join the wiki and add them.

PopCap.com:
www.popcap.com
Get the App here:
www.gamehouse.com
MouseBreaker.com:
www.mousebreaker.com

Categories


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Game Mechanics and Player Types


(optional) Describe the game mechanicsfrom Game Design principles used in this particular game.


Player Type(s) this game appeals to:

Game Mechanic Construct
Included in this game?
If included, an explanation of how.
Achievements
No

Appointments
No

Behavioral Momentum
Yes

Blissful Productivity


Bonuses
Yes
There are tiles in the game that have a green
color that gives you a bonus if used in a word.
Cascading Information Theory
No

Combos
No

Community Collaboration
No

Countdown
No

Discovery
No

Epic Meaning
No

Free Lunch
No

Infinite Gameplay
Yes
The game has no end and can be played as long
as the player wants to play.
Levels
Yes
After completing a book self, a new level starts.
Loss Aversion
No

Lottery
No

Ownership
No

Points
Yes
Every word that you make with the tiles at hand,
you gain points depending on how long and
complicated the word is.
Progression
Yes
The bookshelf in the game shows how much longer
until the player reaches the next level.
Quests
Yes
While you keep playing, letters with fire appears
and the player has to use the letter before it
reaches the bottom.
Reward Schedules
Yes
The player receives a reward which is points in this
game by making a word with the available letters.
Status
Yes
The player is motivated by reaching the next level.
Urgent Optimism


Virality
No




Screenshots


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